Electronics and their role in Navigation

Electronics and their role in Navigation

March 14, 2020; Sign in – 7:30 AM; Class start - 8 AM - 5 PM

Registration Deadline: March 9, 2020

Cost: non-members $105.00   CAPCA and MTAM members $100.00 - CAPCA members must log in to register at the discounted rate. MTAM members must use their discount code. (MTAM members: Contact Susan Zellers (marinetrades@comcast.net if you don't know the discount code.)

The range of electronic devices and marine related software available to recreational boaters today is truly amazing; from multifunctional display (MFD) units to tablet computers and smart phones.  These e-Nav devices help us navigate in all kinds of weather, get weather updates, and avoid hazards including other boats, but they should always be considered aids to navigation and not the sole tools used for navigation.  The challenge is how best to take advantage of the capabilities these devices provide for safe and effective navigation yet be aware of their limitations and how to minimize them.

This 1 – day course is designed to identify the advantages e-Nav devices provide to recreational boaters yet make them aware of their limitations and how to minimize them. Equally important, today’s navigators need to keep in mind that at some point electronics will fail.  They need to know how to operate without them.  This means knowing how to maintain a plot on a chart, running and updating a DR, and keeping a log while underway.  It should not be a case of “one or the other” but rather how best to integrate the capabilities e-Nav tools bring to “traditional” navigation

Event Properties

Event Date 03-14-2020 7:30 am
Event End Date 03-14-2020 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 11-26-2019
Capacity 24
Registered 13
Available places 11
Cut off date 03-11-2020 11:55 pm
Individual Price $105.00
Location Annapolis Elks Lodge
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